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Frequently asked questions

Read answers to some common questions that people living with acromegaly have asked.

What is acromegaly and what causes it?

How common is acromegaly, who gets it and at what age?

What are the symptoms of acromegaly?

Who will diagnose me?

Why is the diagnosis of acromegaly delayed and can acromegaly or its effects be prevented?

How is acromegaly treated?


Acromegaly treatments include surgery, medications and radiotherapy.

Read about the treatment of acromegaly >

Can I still travel and go on holiday if I have acromegaly?


While everyone’s experience is unique, having acromegaly should hopefully not make any difference in your ability to travel.

Read about travelling with acromegaly >

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Please always consult a healthcare professional if you require healthcare advice or if you have any specific concerns regarding your acromegaly, its treatment or side effects. The information provided here is not intended to replace professional advice. This website has been developed by Ipsen in collaboration with those living with acromegaly and the healthcare professionals who care for them. Ipsen would like to thank everyone for their valuable insights and stories. All names used on this website are not necessarily real names. Visit for more information about us.

Consultez toujours un professionnel de la santé lorsque vous avez besoin de conseils en matière de soins de santé ou lorsque vous avez des préoccupations particulières concernant l’acromégalie, sa prise en charge ou ses effets secondaires. Les renseignements fournis ici ne doivent pas remplacer les conseils offerts par un professionnel. Ce site Web a été conçu par Ipsen en collaboration avec des personnes atteintes d’acromégalie et de professionnels de la santé qui s’occupent d’elles. Ipsen tient à remercier toutes les personnes qui ont participé à l’élaboration de ce site Web pour de leurs précieux commentaires et leurs témoignages. Les noms utilisés sur ce site Web peuvent être fictifs. Pour en savoir plus à notre sujet, consultez le site

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